When broccoli and cauliflower marry

My sons called this the genetically, mutated green thing.

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I bought it because this vegetable looks cute! In fact, I first saw them on soohk’s photoblog. One of his readers said it is:

Dani said…

It is a type of Brocolli. they are easy to find where i live here in switzerland.
its called Romanesco broccoli and is a Italian variety.

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It is slightly more expensive than cauliflower. This costs RM3.30 from Tesco.

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I stir fried them with some fresh button mushroom, garlic, a little corn flour, oyster sauce and rice wine.

The taste? A little like cauliflower but crunchier. It also doesn’t smell ‘green’ like some brocoli.

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9 thoughts on “When broccoli and cauliflower marry

    wingz

    (March 5, 2006 - 2:47 pm)

    i so wanna buy this!! later i going tesco buy yeast!!!

    soohk

    (March 5, 2006 - 4:34 pm)

    wow making a nice dish out of something weird…alright…

    muteaudio

    (March 5, 2006 - 4:36 pm)

    beautiful looking vege, sayang pulak nak makan.

    may

    (March 5, 2006 - 4:56 pm)

    oh goodness, it looks nice enough to be framed up in a box, with a deep blue background just like how you’d taken the 1st photo!

    the little spiral cones remind me so much of these sea corals, called “Christmas Trees” which sprout up from hard corals. very colourful – blue, red, yellow hues. and yes, they do look like little trees 🙂

    if I see this in Tesco KL I’ll pick one up for a try…

    wuching

    (March 5, 2006 - 6:04 pm)

    oh hideous!

    romantic

    (March 6, 2006 - 11:27 am)

    Its called a broccoflower in Canada. pretty good raw.. Another newbie is the orange colored cauliflower.

    kew

    (March 6, 2006 - 4:15 pm)

    i was shocked the first time I saw it in Tesco on the weekend…. I didn’t dare to touch it… on the label, it says, China Brocolli, I was like.. huh.. Chinese Brocolli… hymmm… anyway, after brave myself up to pick it up… it kinda look like a mandelbrot…

    earl-ku

    (March 11, 2006 - 12:18 pm)

    i wouldnt eat that! looks weird and seems to be like some weird growing matter from mars!

    i am old school, and would definitely go for brocolli or cauliflower alone …

    michicoe

    (June 2, 2006 - 10:23 am)

    It’s pretty weird to me.
    Looks like coral,like shell than vege. Is this all due to genetic technology or mutation? A bit careful and may not serve it to my family.
    But there and again same goes for the traditionally looking corn – so much scientific effort for them to look nicer and bigger.

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